Teen speaks out after massive drug bust in Poquoson
Poquoson, Va. – Illegal drugs, prescription medications and nearly $6,000 in cash were found at a Poquoson home last week.
It’s the result of a 10-month long investigation.
Graham Martin, 19, is facing numerous charges in connection to the search including: Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Distribute LSD, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Oxycodone, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Adderall, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Clonezapam, and Possession of Cocaine.
Martin is also facing charges in Newport News, along with Jacob Biddle, 18, also of Poquoson.
Police say they were arrested while detectives were conducting a surveillance operation at an apartment complex in Newport News as part of the investigation.
Both are charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute MDMA or Ecstasy and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana.
Biddle spoke to NewsChannel 3 on Tuesday and said that although he used to be involved in drug use, he had recently given it all up.
“It wasn’t mine, but we put the stuff in my vehicle and the police showed up and I was charged for it as well as Graham,” he says.
Biddle says he was unknowingly part of the lengthy investigation, which culminated with the search at a home on Forrest Road last week. Biddle says it was at Martin’s parents’ home.
Police say they found illegal drugs there, including 165 doses of suspected LSD, prescription medications, and nearly $6,000 in cash.
“The pills that they found at his house were for personal use. They were not to be distributed,” Biddle said.
Though he did say his friend was distributing other drugs, Biddle said it was out of necessity.
“He’s a good person. I mean, the drugs, that’s not a good thing, but he was stuck in that lifestyle because he couldn’t get a job,” he said.
Also as part of the investigation, a 16-year-old girl is charged on one petition for Possession of Marijuana and Underage Possession of Tobacco.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.